is not well known to most Jamaican fans and that is understandable, since he has only earned one cap with the national senior team. However, the former youth team standout, who now turns out for the Seattle Sounders after his move from Toronto FC last year, rounds out the 'Six-Figure Club', with a salary of US$100,000 (J$8.4m).
Earthquakes' hotshot Ryan Johnson earns US$131,250 (J$11.1m) in this his third season in San José. Ryan Johnson is a Jamaican soccer player who currently plays for Portland Timbers in Major League Soccer. Johnson
was born in Kingston, Jamaica and moved to the Boston area with his family while he was still an infant. He played high school soccer and basketball at Melrose High School in Massachusetts, where he was a Middlesex League and Eastern Mass League soccer all-star. He attended Oregon State University on a sports scholarship and played college soccer there from 2002 to 2005, where he scored 18 goals and assisted on 30 while appearing in 76 matches. He also spent two seasons in the USL Premier Development League, playing for Cape Cod Crusaders and Boulder Rapids Reserve.
Speedy striker who had a break-out season with the New York Red Bulls last season, earns US$145,000 (J$12.2m), well below his team's average salary rate. The Red Bulls have the highest average salary in the entire league at US$446,570, followed by US$428,265 for the Galaxy.
O'Brian Richards is a Jamaican footballer who currently plays for Bodø/Glimt. Richards was a member of the youth system of Jamaican National Premier League side Seba United and while attending Cornwall College in Montego Bay, where he won the DaCosta Cup and Oliver Shield. He moved to the United States to play college soccer in 2003.
Shavar Thomas rounding out the top three with US$160,000 (J$13.5m). Shavar Thomas is a Jamaican footballer who most recently played for Fort Lauderdale Strikers in the North American Soccer League. Thomas played as a youth for Hazard United in Jamaica and at The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut. He played college soccer at the University of Connecticut. He played two seasons, 2001 and 2002, and was named an NSCAA second team All-American his sophomore year.
who plies his trade at the San José Earthquakes, is the next-best Jamaican on the list with an intake of US$165,000 (J$13.9m), with Sporting Kansas City's Shavar Thomas rounding out the top three with US$160,000
(J$13.5m). Khari Stephenson is a Jamaican footballer who currently plays for Real Salt Lake in Major League Soccer. A product of the Real Mona youth system, Stephenson played college soccer at Williams College from 2000 to 2003, where he was named a Division III first-team All-American his junior and senior seasons. In his senior year, Stephenson scored 15 goals for the team, and finished his career there with 40 goals and 18 assists. Before playing at Williams, he was a star of his prep school soccer team at Choate Rosemary Hall in Connecticut.
who signed for Bolton Wanderers in the English Premier League in 2004, but moved to Bradford City without making an appearance for the Trotters, has been a colossal force for the MLS giants since his arrival on the West Coast in 2008. According to the release, the 33-year-old Jamaican international, who was last year named to the All-Star team and gloved the best goalkeeper award, rakes in US $170,000 (J$14.4m) annually as his base salary, excluding bonuses. This is merely a fraction of what the highest-paid players in the league receive, with superstars David Beckham (US$6.5m) and Thierry Henry (US$5.6m) occupying the top two spots for money-earners in the league.